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Hawks' Sportive Lemur
Common Name Nosy Be Sportive Lemur and Nosy Be Weasel Lemur
Range Madagascar
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primate
Family Lepilemuridae
Genus Lepilemur
Species Lepilemur tymerlachsonorum
(Louis et al., 2006)
Conservation Status
Critically Endangered

The Hawks' sportive lemur (Lepilemur tymerlachsonorum), also known as the Nosy Be sportive lemur or Nosy Be weasel lemur, is a species of sportive lemur endemic to Madagascar. It is a moderately large sportive lemur, with a total length of about 50 to 68 centimeters, of which 22 to 27 centimeters are tail.

Originally named Lepilemur tymerlachsoni, the name was found to be incorrectly formed and was corrected to Lepilemur tymerlachsonorum in 2009. The name honors the Howard and Rhonda Hawk family.